Jae Kamel’s URLs
A tribute to Harmony’s List.
May 2016 Update
Special Edition recapping the best of Harmony’s Website Links.
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Presented in HDTV.
I. The Homefree.
II. More Peaceniks.
III. Cultural Enrichment.
V. More Mind Tools.
VI. More Web Tools.
VIII. Music and Video.
Note on all the Sections: look at the “About Us” section.
I. The Homefree.
Note on The Homefree Section: Many sites shown won’t be from your area. These are included so that communities may look at each other’s Programs for the poor, which is, obviously, what most homefree people are. Also: not all the sites have changed over to the new usage ‘homefree’. Many of the sites are old. An e-mail or two to them from you, dear reader, will be useful in this regard. 2015: Note also that some of these links, and their websites, still have the old-school word “homeless” in them. Some of the sites are old, up to 10 years old and more, and so, they still have the old-fashioned “homeless” word in them, not the “homefree” we use today.
disadvantaged black and Latino communities, an article that throws a national spotlight on Chicago activists’ fight to claim empty and dilapidated houses is a welcome acknowledgement of their struggle. In a May 29 article titled “The Death and Life of Chicago,” The New York Times Magazine looked at the activism that has sprung up to tackle the glut of vacant and foreclosed buildings in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods. The story focused on the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, a group fighting evictions and foreclosures that modeled its activism on South Africa’s Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign's tactic of building homes on unused land.
If you need help to locate an overnight shelter, recovery program, or maybe just a place where someone will listen to your story and give counsel, you’ll find it here.”
the profession that the work will continue. Replacement:
Online since 5 July 2000. Page is current (26oct15); The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.
We help people who are homeless, people with disabilities, and anyone in
housing crisis. Our Housing Resource Center, a one-stop-shop for all
things housing, directs people to resources at Community Housing Network
and other organizations. We collaborate closely with our community
partners to provide the highest level of service possible to those who
need it most.
members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun!
felts.freespaces.com/park.html }they have some good Links. DL 2011. 2016 Replacement:
http://www.aswan-rva.org/ }ASWAN : A Society Without A Name, For People Without A Home, Millennium Future Present. We are a community advocacy group led by people who are currently or formerly homeless or in transition. ASWAN has been organizing in Richmond, Virginia since the 1990s; our current group has been active since 2000. We run campaigns around City infrastructure, access to public space, and other issues affecting community members. Our most recent efforts are laid out on our issues page. You also can contact us, join our email list, and get get involved!
hometown.aol.com/voahpc / }AfterShare Kids & Families w/VOA. DL 2011. Replacement:
hometown.aol.com/jordfield/homelessoutreach.html }from Chattanooga, Tennessee. DL 2011. Replacement 2016:
http://tennesseehomeless.org/links/ }State Links: TN211 has many resources in the state. Most are listed below, though some additions have been made as well. The areas covered are (in order) Chattanooga Area, Knoxville Area, Nashville Area, Tri-Cities Area, Midstate E and W.
Made of a high-tech aerospace composite material, the Intershelter™ is built to sustain hurricane strength winds or earthquakes and insulated to stay warm in extreme arctic sub-zero degree weather or cool in hot desert climates, these portable dome structures can be assembled in just a few hours by three untrained people. The pieces can fit in the back of a pick up truck, single helicopter sling, or a bush cargo plane and can be set up on almost any terrain. The Intershelter™ is being hailed as the most cost effective solution to homelessness.
projects.is.asu.edu/mailman/listinfo/hpn }homefree people’s network; with archives, etc. DL 2011 Alas, they no longer sponsor that network. 2016 Replacement: Archives, November 1997-May 5, 2008
Current Archives May 6, 2008-present.
rights protected. NCH began 30 years ago at a convening of state and local organizations working together to ensure the right to shelter and access to affordable housing for men, women, children and families who were experiencing homelessness. NCH decided early on that it would be an organization that not only welcomed the participation of people who had experienced homelessness, but made certain that there would always be a place at the table for input and decision making.
idea of homefreeness from a variety of perspectives so that the reader develops a well-grounded understanding of the concept of homefreeness in the United States.
and ideas about direct service and social justice advocacy.
http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/03/14/58542/la-sued-over-homeless-sweeps-law/ }A group of homeless people and their advocates
filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of Los Angeles and
police alleging the wrongful seizure of people's property. Plaintiffs include four homeless individuals who say their
constitutional rights were violated when city employees allegedly took
their belongings without due process or notice. They’re seeking damages
and a stop to the practice.
One of the individuals, Carl Mitchell said he had been falsely arrested
for stealing a shopping cart. When he was released from jail, he was not
able to get back his backpack containing medications and medical
appointment papers, according to the suit. Another plaintiff Michael
Escobedo said he had stepped away from his tent for coffee when city
employees started a street clean-up. The suit said upon his return he
was allowed to retrieve some of his things, but the tent got thrown
away. "The (city is) using justifications to take the property and destroy it
in the name of cleaning up the city," said civil rights attorney Carol
Sobel, who is one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs. "What that
does is makes homeless people criminals and leaves them without any
squat.net/en/index.html }world news on squatters and freespaces (mostly Europe). An international internet magazine with main focus on squatted houses, car sites and other free spaces. 2016 Update: The site moved.
The original URL is maintained, check that out as well. The new site
says "Squat!net provides websites, email and mailing lists for squatters
and related projects since 1997 ! We are a volunteer and non -profit
based group of people building an autonomous infrastructure. Squat!net
is offering hosting for political projects related to squatting, housing
rights and land struggles. We can provide you with a website with a
squat.net domain name (*.squat.net). Squat!net is not the only
non-commercial alternative to wordpress.com, blogspot.com, tumblr.com,
gmail.com, hotmail.com etc (check prism-break for open source
alternatives). Here is a list with more alternative autonomous hosting
II. More Peaceniks & Their Kind. (See also Part Deux.)
web.amnesty.org/report2000/ }Amnesty International. Also with a new video on their site.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2016/02/annual-report-201516/ }Your rights in jeopardy: The year that saw a global assault on people’s basic freedoms, with many governments brazenly breaking international law and deliberately undermining institutions meant to protect people’s rights. International protection of human rights is in danger of unraveling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. “Millions of people are suffering enormously at the hands of states and armed groups, while governments are shamelessly painting the protection of human rights as a threat to security, law and order or national ‘values’.”
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
delivers his Nobel Lecture after receiving the 2002 Nobel
Peace Prize in the Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway.
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clear, and not use the term “co-intelligence” interchangeably with “collective intelligence”.
awakenvisions.com/gallery1.html }computer-artwork, visionary/fantasy. A must-see. 2016 DL. Replacement: http://www.awakenvisions.com/
through web subscription services on this website. SCOLA also offers mobile apps for Apple and Android devices. SCOLA web subscription services and mobile apps require a SCOLA subscription to access. Colleges and universities who wish to use SCOLA resources must affiliate with SCOLA to access SCOLA's language resources. We would be glad to provide you with a free trial membership to SCOLA.
IV. Ecology (including, e.g. “sustainable housing”, etc.)
D.C. offices. Corporate-controlled, chemical intensive industrial food production is increasingly harmful to people and the planet, contributing to hunger, disease, poverty and severe environmental damage.
lxnr.nmdigitalvideo.com }alt. housing construction methods (adobe/solar, etc.). DL 2011. 2016 Replacements:
http://taosnewmexico.com/living-in-taos/2013/2/14/green-building-in-taos }Adobe has been used for eons in many cultures around the world. It consists of about 15 – 30% clay mixed with an aggregate of chopped straw, dirt, and water, then usually shaped into bricks and allowed to sun dry. Adobe has the ability to be built in a square, rectangular, or circular form. It does need mud or plaster coating in order for it to be more weatherproof. It is an excellent mass material, holding the heat and coolness well. Pumice-crete is a masonry material used for building the walls of residential and commercial buildings. It is a locally produced green building material. The raw materials are found within 200 miles of Taos.
https://greenpassivesolar.com/2011/05/passive-solar-straw-bale-house/ }This passive solar straw bale house is situated in one of the coldest places in the nation. Gunnison, Colorado, ranks within the top 5 cities with the average coldest temperatures in the United States, yet the insulating properties of the straw bales make this an efficient and comfortable passive solar home. An amazing aspect of this house is that it is made primarily from all natural materials: straw, wood and various mixtures of adobe mud, including mud-plaster, cob (free form clay with straw) and adobe bricks.
V. More Mind Tools.
An anguished Ted Sloan asks (1996), "What is the problem with modernity? Why do modern societies have such a hard time producing adults capable of intimacy, work, enjoyment, and ethical living? Why is it that signs of damaged life are so prevalent?" According to David Morris (l994), "Chronic pain and depression, often linked and occasionally even regarded as a single disorder, constitute an immense crisis at the center of postmodern life." We have cyberspace and virtual reality, instant computerized communication in the global village; and yet have we ever felt so impoverished and isolated?
three-dimensional terms, rather than the infinite number of objective realities offered up by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
when I first became interested in logic. This collection took two forms: A collection of named fallacies; and a collection of fallacious, or otherwise bad, arguments, that is, examples of reasoning which may commit one or more of the named fallacies under 1, or are bad in some way yet to be classified. Some years after I began to amass these files, I wondered just what I ought eventually to do with them, how best to organize the information within them, and in what form to make them available to others interested in fallacy studies. The present hypertext web version, The Fallacy Files, was first published on March 11th, 2001, and is the result of scores of years of research and fieldwork on the fallacies. Most recent post: 23oct15. 110 links.
health system. MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. The majority of MindFreedom's members are people who have experienced human rights violations in the mental health system, or psychiatric survivors (read a few member stories here).
themselves and their needs with the help of a meditation practice. Remarkably, parents report they become closer totheir children than ever before after meditating together.
bullet ant venom used by the Satere-Mawe people). Entheogens can supplement many diverse practices for transcendence, and revelation, including meditation, yoga, and prayer, psychedelic and visionary art, chanting, and music including peyote song and psytrance, traditional medicine and psychedelic therapy, witchcraft, magic, and psychonautics. Entheogens have been used in a ritualized context for thousands of years; their religious significance is well established in anthropological and modern evidences. Examples of traditional entheogens include psychedelics like peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, and ayahuasca, psychedelic-dissociatives like Tabernanthe iboga, atypical psychedelics like Salvia divinorum, quasi-psychedelics like cannabis and Ipomoea tricolor, deliriants like Amanita muscaria. Traditionally a tea, admixture, or potion like ayahuasca or bhang have been compounded through the work of a shaman or apothecary.
Psychological movements are considered to be post-cognitivist if they are opposed to or move beyond the cognitivist theories posited by Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, David Marr, and others. Researchers who have followed post-cognitive directions include Hubert Dreyfus, Gregory Bateson, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela. Their work carries forward some of the work of Martin Heidegger, Jean Piaget, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Lev Vygotsky and others.
“The brain is actually able to do more calculations per second than even the fastest supercomputer,” said Boahen. Of course, the brain makes a single calculation much slower than a supercomputer, but the brain can actually execute more calculations per second because it is “massively parallel.” What this means is that networks of neurons actually work together to simultaneously solve many problems at once. However, in computing platforms, each step must be completed before the next step begins.
These are tools we need for our own communities, where we aim to create self-managed spaces. There’s a system approaching perfection just in time for our disappearance. Let there be dark. Darkwallet is an open source bitcoin wallet that provides a solid foundation of well designed asynchronous code for scalability. Download the app from the github link on this page.
VII. Metaphysics; Mr. Kamel doesn’t advocate or refute any particular website. Dr. Dae has made recommendations and refutations on her blogs and on the blogs and forums she participates in.
VIII. Music and Video.
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29:46. During our 28 minute conversation with Noam Chomsky we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the balance between his academic and his political life; artificial intelligence and reverse engineering the human brain; why in his view both Deep Blue and Watson are little more than PR; the slow but substantial progress of our civilization; the technological singularity...
ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders }nice site for your children, etc. DL 2011 Replacement:
Although most people know that a list exists of the Seven World Wonders, only few can name
them. The list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was originally compiled around
the second century BC. The first reference to the idea is found in History of Herodotus as
long ago as the 5th century BC. Decades later, Greek historians wrote about the greatest
monuments at the time. Callimachus of Cyrene (305BC-240BC), Chief Librarian of the Alexandria Mouseion, wrote "A Collection
of Wonders around the World". All we know about the collection is its title, for it
was destroyed with the Alexandria Library.
https://web.archive.org/web/20050302234349/http://www.sacredsites.com/ }Sacred sites are the most loved
and visited places on planet earth. Since
prehistoric times they have exerted a mysterious
attraction on billions of
pilgrims from every region and religion. These
holy places have the power to
heal the body, enlighten the mind, and awaken the
Martin Gray spent 20 years as a wandering pilgrim
to study and artistically
photograph 1000 sacred sites in 80 countries. This
web site features Martin’s sacred art photographs,
has information regarding photograph orders, and
shows the location of sacred places and pilgrimage
shrines all around the
https://web.archive.org/web/20050305011330/http://www.julen.net/aw/ }the Ancient World Web. "Happy Summer! I'm almost all caught up. I've got 10 sites in the queue that provide free quality information, but have a significant commercial aspect. I'm evaluating those for balance of information to commerce before I decide whether to add them. There are also 10 marginal sites that I'm still deciding if they are relevant enough for the Ancient World Web. Those outstanding questions should be resolved over the next few weeks. I forgot to refresh the site with the new links last week (Sorry!), so I've updated the site additions to today's date to give them the full window on the What's New page."
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Contact the editor directly at email@example.com. Abzu has been available on the Internet since 5 October, 1994.The
current Abzu resource has been made possible with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The most frequently asked question from users of Abzu is about the meaning of the word "Abzu". For those who need a fuller explanation, track down this volume and read the whole article or see the entry for Abzu in the ePSD .
1. Q: Isn’t this List just repeating the Links from Harmony’s site?
A: No, the Links have been pursued to any interesting sites of relevance,
and the DLs weeded out and so forth, for your shopping convenience.
2. Q: What are DLs?
A: See JKU-I and JKU-II for more information about these.
3. Q: When was the word ‘homeless’ officially changed to ‘homefree’?
A: In 2004, in the poem, Why I Sit. But the trend away from words
of the form “-less” and toward those of the form “-free”, has been
happening for about 30 years already.
4. Q: I noticed that your List is different from Harmony’s. What did you do
besides remove the dead links and lost domain names?
A: We also tried to remove duplications by area or category, place items
into correct categories, and avoid geographical areas too distant from the U.S.A.
5. Q: What’s a Homefree Refuge?
A: This is, of course, a place where Homefree persons receive temporary housing.
6. Q: Why have the Usenet and FTP sites been omitted?
A: Because the typical reader (of this document) won’t know what they are or how
to use them. Restricting the List to Web URLs makes it simpler for everyone.
7. Q: How did you decide what the best of Harmony’s Links are?
A: See also the answers to the above questions. Readers of JKU are a select list,
and this is not for the general public. Sites that folks can or most likely would have found by themselves are omitted; obvious examples are, online dictionaries, newspapers, e-zines, and the like. All print publications today are chock-full of URLs and have been for 10 or 15 years. JKU attempts to bring to you, the sites you won’t be seeing otherwise, music you might not have heard, videos you might not have seen. We also want to present the core of Harmony’s vision, without all the redundancies and window-dressing. In some cases, her dead-links have been replaced by URLs of still extant websites.
8. Q: Where did Harmony find all her homefree links?
A: She travelled all over the country, and recorded the websites of places that were helping the homefree, etc. This was in about 1998; the authors met her and her companion in 1999.
9. Q: So, how old is Harmony’s website? How old is your List?
10. Q: Is there a way that we can contact Harmony?
11. Q: So, how can we contact you?
A: We recommend using our e-mail for that.
12. Q: So where is this poem, Why I Sit?
A: It’s at https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=78A12B64EC010973!6595&ithint=file%2cdocx&app=Word&authkey=!ABhiOVHD1mAH6eg .